County to Open Motor Vehicle Branch on Ft. Carson

El Paso County is planning to open a motor vehicle branch on Fort Carson, Colo., in the spring of 2016, one of only a few in the nation located on a military installation.

Under a partnership with the Army, the county will not have to pay to rent the space or for utilities, reported the Colorado Springs Gazette. The Army also is paying to renovate the facility.

The office, run by the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, will offer motor vehicle, driver’s license, recording, marriage licenses and elections services. The county believes the branch office will enhance quality of life for soldiers and their families based at Fort Carson, and improve the post’s standing in a future BRAC round.

“This office is one of the things that will be counted in the quality of life indicators that they use when they are going through base realignment and closure,” Ryan Parsell, spokesman for the clerk and recorder’s office, told the Gazette.

The Army’s offer of free rent will save the clerk’s office about $15,000 to $20,000 per month, Parsell said.


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